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Erdenet, with a population of nearly 90,000, is the second largest city in Mongolia and capital of Orhon province.


One of the world's large open pit copper mines is the reason for this city.

  • Erdenet Mining Co., [1].

Get around


It is possible to visit the copper mine.



There are many restaurants in the downtown area. Including at least two Korean and one Chinese.



  • Selenge Hotel, (From the main square go east one block. At the intersection with a large traffic light structure in the middle, the hotel is next to the corner on the SE.). Older hotel, but clean and hot showers. USD15 - 45.

Get In

Train, bus and car service from Ulaanbaatar. First class train is about USD20. Dining car on the train with Mongolian food, juice, cokes, beer, snacks etc.

The highway is paved all the way from Ulaanbaatar, but it is two lane and not well maintained. Some people avoid the car service because the drivers tend to drive too fast.

It is possible to bicycle, but watch out for speeding cars.

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Daily Bus service to Ulaanbaatar, bus service to Bulgan City, also train to Ulaanbaatar and many stops inbetween, first class to Ulaanbaatar is USD20 on the train, there are lower classes for less, bus is less than the first class train. The train station is a few km east of the city, but there is a ticket office downtown near the bus station.

MicroBus and cars to Ulaanbaatar.